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Stolp SA-900 V-Star

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Designed by Lou Stolp as a low-cost, low-horsepower, fun machine, it is inexpensive, easy to build, and very easy to fly. Basically a biplane ver-sion of the parasol-winged Starlet. First flown in 1981, the light wing loading insures a slow landing speed and short takeoff. Stability is excellent and ample control surfaces give rapid response to light control pressures.

The structure is stressed to withstand both plus and minus 9 G's, and horsepower may vary from 60 to 125. With the 65 HP Continental, the rate of climb is about 600 fpm, cruise speed is 75 mph, stall speed is 35 mph. This aircraft also flies well with a Rotax, Subaru, Suzuki, or Lycoming engine.

The fuselage is constructed of welded steel tubing, and the wings have spruce spars and plywood ribs with 1/4" cap strips. Raw material kits as well as kits with the tubing cut to length and scribed for fitting are available. Wing Kits may be bought with finished spars, spar plates, ribs cut out, and fittings cut to size.

Engine 100-hp Continental.
Gross Wt. 1000 lb
Empty Wt. 650 lb
Fuel capacity 20 USG
Wingspan 23’
Length 17’2”
Wing area: 141 sq.ft
Top speed 150 mph
Cruise 90 mph
Stall 35 mph
Climb rate 1800 fpm
Takeoff run (50’) 300 ft
Landing run (50’) 500 ft
Range 350 miles
Seats: 1

Engine: 65 hp
Speed max: 90 mph
Cruise: 75 mph
Range: 275 sm
Stall: 40 mph
ROC: 600 fpm
Take-off dist: 400 ft
Landing dist: 600 ft
HP range: 65-150
Fuel cap: 15 USG
Weight empty: 700 lbs
Gross: 1000 lbs
Height: 7.4 ft
Length: 17.1 ft
Wing span: 23 ft
Wing area: 141 sq.ft
Seats: 1
Landing gear: tail wheel

 

 


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